Fight ableism. Include & empower all.

PYD's goal is to create a world where young people with disabilities will be able to live with dignity and pride in who they are, and to lead self-determined lives filled with purpose. To make this happen, we build the skills and abilities of young people with disabilities, and increase the inclusivity of workplaces, organizations, and communities.


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Recent News & Events

Steve presenting in front of a group
A classroom-style room with rows of tables and chairs, with computers at more desk spots.

Furthering career outcomes with Spaulding Job Labs & PYD

In the fall of 2018, the YEP Career Readiness program at Partners for Youth with ...
Nicole standing in front of the PYD office, holding a coffee

Helping myself to help others

Nicole was a Marketing Intern at PYD during the fall 2018 semester. She is a ...
Marcella sitting with the staff of the Bravery Kids Gym in front of a wall with their logo on it

Creating inclusive play options for kids with disabilities

Marcella has been a member of PYD’s online learning platform for the past ...